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19
Jun

This Week I Quit Discussing Identity On Social Media

This week I quit discussing identity on social media. Somewhere between the current, vicious election cycles in Australia, the UK and the US and the incessant bickering about the place of “foreigners” in Asia, I’ve felt overwhelmed by the tone and intensity of online identity debates. So, I’ve decided to…

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12
Jun

This Week I Quit Asking What’s The Matter

This week I quit asking “what’s the matter?” It’s been my favourite way of joining, or should I say, barging into a conversation. I’ve realised (too slowly perhaps) how off-putting and combative this phrase can seem. Yes, it might not be my intention to put people on the defensive, or…

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Love Like An Artist
8
Jun

Love Like An Artist

Artists don’t see something they want and steal it, they see something that moves them and fall in love. Don’t steal like an Artist. Love like an Artist. Stealing is a fundamentally consumerist way of approaching the world. Stealing assumes liberation comes through the acquisition and stockpiling of things, skills…

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6
Jun

This Week I Quit 79 People

This week I quit on 79 people. What does that mean? Well, I deleted 79 contacts from my iCloud (Apple) address book. This is something I do from time to time, but it’s been a few years since the last cull, so the time has come to quit on these…

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3
Jun

5 Lessons I Learnt (The Hard Way) About Podcasting

Podcasts seem to be more popular than ever. There’s new ones popping up all the time. Apparently most new podcasters give up after 3 episodes. I’m not sure if that is true, or it’s just a random factoid about podcasting that’s floating around the inter webs. But, it does make…

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2
Jun

The End For Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

I first discovered Just Jazz Guitar magazine at a dusty news stall in Khan Market back in 2003. I had recently moved to Delhi and was caught in the midst of full blown, what am I doing in India, culture shock. I’d been told Khan Market was a place where…

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30
May

This Week I Quit Being A Food Blogger

This week I quit being a food blogger. Wait, you have a food blog, I hear you ask. Well, I did, sort of. What I had was a passion project that consumed a lot of passion but yielded very little as a project. Over the last five years I’d tried…

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26
May

Do iPhones Ruin Our Conversations

It’s a familiar sight. Sit down to a meeting, a coffee, drinks, or maybe even a meal, and you’ll see people place their iPhones, or other devices on the table. Some make a gesture to good manners, either by placing the device screen down, or turning it to silent mode….

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19
May

What It Was Like To Work With A Writing Coach

Writing a book is hard. It’s a cliche you’ve probably heard many times, but it’s painfully true. There’s a positive flip-side though, if you are serious about becoming a better writer, because working with good editors can dramatically improve your writing. It’s better than going back to school. Editing No…

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